Ethiopia Food Security Alert, February 22, 2013
Following a below average Meher harvest, food access is poor in East and West Hararghe
East and West Hararghe Zones have deteriorated into Crisis (IPC Phase 3) following two consecutive, poorly-distributed rainy seasons and a well below average Meher harvest in October/November 2012. Food security outcomes are unlikely to signifcantly improve until June 2013 when consumption of green Belg crops begins. To prevent any further deterioration of food security, the scaling up of humanitarian assistance is necessary.